See that picture up there? *big smile* That is my inspiration. I fought so hard to have my dream birth, I climbed a huge mountain, and I conquered it!!
That picture was taken right after the delivery of my VBAC baby. To be exact, my VBA3C after inverted T. Want to know what all that means? Read my birth story under the May 2010 archives!
I did not gain that victory alone. I surrounded myself with an incredible support team. A *truly* supportive provider, an amazing husband, a wonderful friend, and an incredible doula. I should also credit my Bradley class instructor for equipping me with the great information I would need to make this birth a reality, and my amazing chiropractors who made sure I was in my best "shape" to deliver. I could not have done it without any of them.
Which leads me to my inspiration. I know what it's like to walk away from a birth feeling scarred and broken. And I believe that every momma deserves a birth she can remember and treasure for the rest of her life. Her birth memories should make her heart smile. That's my goal as a doula. To help mommas achieve their very best birth experience so they can fondly look back on it and smile!
Every baby only gets *one* birth. Both of you deserve that birth to be the best it can be!